Berlin Film Festival at IHC from April 7

 Berlin Film Festival at IHC from April 7

A scene from B Movie Lust Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989-6

Team L&M

The German Embassy is hosting a film festival with a focus on the city of Berlin at India Habitat Centre (IHC), from April 7 to 18. In all, eight films will be screened, each of them portraying the city of Berlin from a different angle. The curated festival endeavors to put a spotlight on the city’s immensely diverse history, and its great variety of cinematic styles.

The opening film of the festival on Thursday, April 7 is a 2015 documentary about Berlin’s vibrant post-punk underground scene titled B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989’.

The other films to be screened are Walter Ruttmann’s 1927 classic titled Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, Leander Haußmann’s comedy film Sonnenallee, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s 2006 Oscar-winning drama Das Leben Der Anderen, Wolfgang Becker’s 2003 tragicomedy film Good Bye Lenin!’, Tom Tykwer’s 1998 blockbuster Run Lola Run and Sebastian Schipper’s 2015 critically acclaimed Victoria

Sharing his thoughts about the festival, German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner, said, “Not many people know that Berlin played a crucial role in the great beginnings of film history, alongside Bollywood and Hollywood over 100 years ago. The Roaring Twenties, the division of Germany and life in Berlin as the multicultural capital of a reunited Germany, all these significant developments have found their way into masterpieces of the German film industry. As diverse and colorful the city of Berlin was and continues to be, so is its vibrant film scene. I am delighted that with our Berlin Film Festival we will now show some of these masterpieces to our Indian audience.”

Speaking about the screenings, Cultural Counsellor at the German Embassy, Johannes Höber, said, “The vibrant city of Berlin is an object of fascination for culture-loving audiences world-wide. With our Berlin film festival, we want to give Delhiites an insight into the magic of Berlin, through the lenses of some of its most thrilling movies.”



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